Brian Crain + Friederike Ernst + Sebastien Couture & Vitalik Buterin , Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum - MEV, Staking Derivatives and Privacy (EthCC 6)

22 Jul 2023 • 63 min • EN
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We couldn’t miss EthCC 6 and we got to sit down with Vitalik Buterin to discuss hot topics from the Ethereum ecosystem: MEV, staking derivatives, privacy, decentralisation and future interoperability. Ethereum’s merge to proof-of-stake brought with it the emergence of liquid staking derivatives (LSD). Similarly to mining pools in proof-of-work consensus models, staking pools could pose a risk to Ethereum’s decentralisation. In terms of privacy preserving solutions, the advances in zero knowledge research were a big breakthrough, especially as EVM-compatibility became possible. Maximal extractable value (MEV) remains a pressing matter, but hopes are that the upcoming proposer-builder separation (PBS) will alleviate it. Topics covered in this episode:EthCC 6 updates and development across Ethereum’s ecosystemMEV and proposer-builder separation (PBS)Liquid staking derivatives (LSD), governance and decentralisationPrivacyZK proofs and decentralised identifiers (DID)Ecosystem interoperabilityCross-chain bridge securityConclusions Episode links:Vitalik ButerinEthereum Foundation on TwitterEthCC on Twitter This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Friederike Ernst & Brian Fabian Crain. Show notes and listening options:

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